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by Kirk D.
Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: sucks to be stuck at work on a day like this:
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

I had to work (sort of) so I could not sail, but the good news is we had to take some clients out on a Minnetonka boat cruise. It was really cranking by kite island. Brief period during some squalls that there was "smoke on the water", which seems to start in winds 40+. Wish I could have joined you ...
by Kirk D.
Wed May 02, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: What is the smallest windsurfing board that...
Replies: 8
Views: 4334

Just to add my 2 cents, I'd see what is available at the swap in the 110-130 liter range for relatively cheap and save the $$$$ for the board to follow. When I was progressing thru that stage I went from my first big board down to a 130 liter board, but after a very short amount of time found that I...
by Kirk D.
Tue Dec 27, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: House rental in Gorge this July
Replies: 1
Views: 981

House rental in Gorge this July

Planning a trip to the Gorge this summer and hoping to rent a house or apartment for two weeks (with wife and 2 kids in tow). Looking for any suggestions on places to stay and activities to keep wife and kids (ages 3 and 5) happy and busy while I windsurf. Thinking of Hood River or the Dalles, but P...
by Kirk D.
Fri Sep 09, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Green light, plenty of rust...
Replies: 3
Views: 1505

Green light, plenty of rust...

Got the green light from the family to head to a lake tomorrow. Have only hit the water 4 or 5 times this year, but look forward to seeing old and new faces. Where are people heading?
by Kirk D.
Sun Aug 07, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Link to video?
Replies: 1
Views: 1061

Link to video?

A while back there was a link to a video of a guy getting lofted super high (kitemarish, with gusts that just kept lifting him higher and higher). The beginning of the video had some interview with a guy wearing a top hat. Anyone still have the link?
by Kirk D.
Sun May 22, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Feeling Green?
Replies: 3
Views: 1431

I think I'm heading for Wac too. Hopefully the weeds have not gotten off to a good start.
by Kirk D.
Sat Nov 13, 2004 11:23 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: landsailing this weekend ?
Replies: 6
Views: 2120

"Honey do" list is too long for me to play this weekend. It was great seeing you guys on the water last time though. Maybe landsailing next weekend, if my chores get done...
by Kirk D.
Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:16 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Waconia Wednesday
Replies: 0
Views: 767

Waconia Wednesday

I might be able to sneak out of work for the afternoon at Waconia. Have they removed the swim area buoys from the south park area? Haven't sailed from there in years, wonder what the weed situation is like over there.... Kirk My work number is ( 952 ) 886 8312 if any early birds get there and have a...
by Kirk D.
Thu Sep 02, 2004 2:19 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Somebody to florida? it will be windy outthere!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1761

Part of my job is monitoring hurricanes (which is keeping me chained to my desk today instead of sailing). From NOAA HURRICANE FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 80 MILES...130 KM... FROM THE CENTER...AND TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 185 MILES...295 KM That is an area 160 miles wide...
by Kirk D.
Sat Jun 19, 2004 10:24 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Father's Day at Lake Washington?
Replies: 10
Views: 3580

I should be able to come out and play somewhere tomorrow afternoon. Be sure to post where you guys are headed.
by Kirk D.
Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:30 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Brainerd Lakes Area Kiteboard spots
Replies: 4
Views: 1984

I had a bad experience with some jet skiers while windsurfing on Gull many years ago, but that can happen anywhere. Another place that might be fun to go kiting would be the swimming beach or public boat access on the south side of Pelican Lake. I grew up in Brainerd, but haven't lived there in 20 y...
by Kirk D.
Mon May 17, 2004 7:17 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: What is up with Wednesdays?
Replies: 4
Views: 1620

Along with Eric, I have been missing all the windy Wednesdays this spring. Wednesdays are my wife's MBA classes so I have to take the kids to daycare in the morning (so no dawn patrol) and pick them up and take care of them in the evening (no afterwork session). One more semester till graduation, sh...
by Kirk D.
Thu Apr 01, 2004 10:24 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Cannon Saturday?
Replies: 1
Views: 1095

Cannon Saturday?

My wife has something going on in Fairbault on saturday and she said "Why don't you bring your windsurfing stuff?" :shock:

What is the ice status of Cannon? If it is open and there is enough wind, I plan to start the windsurfing season this weekend and am hoping for some company...

Kirk
by Kirk D.
Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:11 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Windnesday destinations
Replies: 18
Views: 6535

Avoid the swells - sacrilege! (just kidding) Last wednesday I heard another windsurfer use the phrase "too windy", what is this world coming to... Joking aside, have a great time out there tomorrow everyone - wherever you all end up. Might be a bit frustrating learning to waterstart if the forecast ...
by Kirk D.
Wed Sep 17, 2003 11:12 am
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Waconia today
Replies: 1
Views: 1228

Waconia today

Boss just gave me the green light for afternoon session! Hope to see many of you at Waconia. :D
by Kirk D.
Mon Sep 15, 2003 11:15 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Where Wednesday?
Replies: 6
Views: 2321

The experimental is looking good for Wednesday, but I might be chained to my desk :( . If I can get out it will most likely be at Waconia. Like Eric said, Mille Lacs would be good with some big waves. Any word if the snail piles have cleared out? There might be too much south in the forcast, but mor...
by Kirk D.
Wed Sep 03, 2003 10:30 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Mille Lacs was sweet
Replies: 2
Views: 8126

Mille Lacs was sweet

Things just worked out for me today: lucky vacation choice (scheduled two months earlier), finishied all my household chores last weekend, and my wife gave me the green light to go sailing while she watched the kids. After checking a few forecasts, I decided to risk it and head up to Mille Lacs alth...
by Kirk D.
Fri Aug 22, 2003 10:10 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: Oh, Baby!
Replies: 16
Views: 5850

All right Mike! Best wishes to the whole family.

Change a few diapers, sail/kite for a few hours, sounds like my kind of weekend (I have a 3yr old and 6 month old, unfortunately lots more diapers than sailing lately)
by Kirk D.
Wed Jun 18, 2003 8:49 pm
Forum: LAKAWA Chat
Topic: If you want to get really depressed...
Replies: 2
Views: 1611

From the sidebar text on the Hatchcam.com page:

"If you have an iWindsurf account, check wind archives for Rowena @9:30am today. 55kts off the chart! Do you have a 2.6?"